We all have the right to be safe from gun violence. But our leaders are failing in their duty to protect us – we are witnessing some of the deadliest gun violence years in the U.S. in decades. 

Too many kids and teens are losing their lives, and communities of color are disproportionately affected. This year is on track to be worse... unless we change the way we fight gun violence.

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (H.R. 4118), now we need the U.S. Senate to join their colleagues and pass the Break the Cycle of Violence Act, S. 2275. This legislation will provide $5 billion in funding for community violence prevention and intervention programs across the country. In city after city, these programs save lives and lower the number of gun homicides by nearly 50%.

These programs work because they are often staffed by community leaders who provide survivors and families with counseling, connections to critical services, conflict avoidance tactics, mediation and more. But with the pandemic and budget shortfalls, too many of them are losing funds. 

Take Action: Urge your Senators to support the Break the Cycle of Violence Act. It’s time to give community heroes the tools they need to help us all live free from gun violence!